Live Better
 
 

H is for herbal remedies

Herbal remedies are fast becoming a popular complement to mainstream healthcare.

Incorporating herbal remedies at home, especially over winter, is a great way to increase general wellbeing and ease minor ailments or discomfort.

If you are overworked or run-down you might find the winter months more exhausting as yin dominates yang. For cold or flu try peppermint, ginger, chrysanthemum, cinnamon twig and honeysuckle.

Warm, hearty soups, stews, casseroles and other slow-cooked meals are extremely beneficial in winter to support both yin and yang. Add fresh or dried herbs to soups and stews or brew your favourite combination as a tea.

To warm, nourish and protect the digestive and immune systems try cloves, fenugreek seeds, fennel, star anise, black peppercorn, licorice root, ginger, cinnamon, garlic, onions, chives, scallions, leeks.

Registered herbalists prescribe remedies for specific ailments, and it’s important to consult with a qualified practitioner if symptoms are severe or persistent.

Comprising raw herbal medicines, tinctures, infusions, creams, lotions, powders, granulated concentrates, capsules, patent pills and compresses among others, herbal remedies are fast becoming a popular complement to mainstream healthcare.

Recommended Reading

Suffering from a sore back?

Tips for preventing and managing back pain

Read more

The science of the relaxation response

A look at the research behind the stress-busting technique.

Read more

Can probiotics help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Get to know the workings of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Read more

How to make a scarecrow

This scarecrow will keep watch over your precious garden.

Read more

7 signs it’s time to see the dentist

Nobody wants to go. But there are good reasons to – promise.

Read more

Winter in the garden

What's happening in the garden this winter.

Read more

Constructing a chook tractor

A nifty enclosure for your feathered friends.

Read more

How to make tin can lanterns

These recycled lanterns will bring a twinkle to your garden.

Read more